In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  There were a total of 6,358 PowerWalks conducted during the past month and the December targets for Hero School designation were:

Big Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 125 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 75 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 40 PowerWalks Observations.

For January, with the start of the new semester, we will adjust the targets:

Your January Hero School Targets Big Schools – 240 PowerWalks Observations Medium Sized Schools – 175 PowerWalks Observations Small Schools – 100 PowerWalks Observations Very Small Schools – 55 PowerWalks Observations.

Now without further ado, here are your twenty-nine PowerWalks Hero Schools for the month of December 2013.  Congratulations!!!

Elementary Schools Junior High and Middle Schools Alternative Schools Combined Campuses High Schools
Bell’s Hill ES (WISD: small school) – 463 Big Spring JH (BSISD: mid-sized school) – 177 Louise Schools (LISD: small school) – 112 Hutto HS (HISD: big school) – 335
Crestview ES (WISD: small school) – 357 Marlin MS (MISD: small school) – 151 Fairdale HS (JCPS: big school) – 323
McFee ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 303 Cesar Chavez MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 125 Smithson Valley HS (CISD: big school) – 256
Dean Highland ES (WISD: small school) – 268 Tennyson MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 125 Mayde Creek HS (KISD: big school) – 241
Marlin ES (MISD: small school) – 258 Indian Spring MS (WISD: mid-sized school) – 110 Kennedale HS (KISD: mid-sized school) – 125
Rennell ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 256
Frazier ES (CFISD: mid-sized school) – 204
Dublin ES (DISD: small school) – 157
West Ave ES (WISD: small school) – 127
Hutto ES (HISD: small school) – 118
Cottonwood Creek ES (HISD: small school) – 106
Kendrick ES (WISD: small school) – 98
Goliad ES (BSISD: small school) – 95
Ray ES (HISD: small school) – 90
Alta Vista ES (WISD: small school) – 88
JH Hines ES (WISD: small school) – 88
Startzville ES (CISD: small school) – 82
Washington ES (BSISD: small school) – 82

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